A recent study has found that a LOT of women suffer from what some call Fertility Denial Complex which is essentially missing the math on fertility issues, especially regarding the chances of conception for women as they age. Most women assume the chance of conception is much higher than it is and are delaying having children based upon misunderstanding of the data.
As Jezebel summarizes:
women who participated in a survey thought that a 30-year-old woman had a 70% chance of conceiving after a month of unprotected sex. In in reality, it’s more like 20%. Respondents also thought that a 40-year-old woman having a month’s worth of procreative sex would successfully conceive 60% of the time; in reality, it’s 5%.
Of course, hope is not completely lost as one ages. However, it is important for folks to be realistic in their expectations of the work and expense of achieving pregnancy as they age.
Even younger women can experience fertility issues too.
I do offer fetility hypnosis and hypnobirthing training sessions and find the work very gratifying. I have written on this subject in the past here.
All the best,